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Address: Orvieto, Italy
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Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to...

Designed in the 1530's, this uniquely engineered well was designed to supply the city of Orvieto in times of war.

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The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a vast and deep (53metres) well that you can enter and walk down a spiral staircase to the water level. The staircase is open the the well shaft and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a vast and deep (53metres) well that you can enter and walk down a spiral staircase to the water level. The staircase is open the the well shaft and the sky and is lit. It is awe inspiring what can be done with minimal tools and hard labour. It is an engineering beauty. The... More 

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Valley Springs, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an engineering marvel. But your ticket lets you through a one-way gate that sends you down a spiral staircase nigh 900 feet high then back up another diametrically across the well. After about three turns down, I found that it was developing a certain weary sameness. I turned around and climbed back up amid visions of my lunatic... More 

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Perth, Australia
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. Yes it's a long way down and seems like an even longer way back up but making that climb gives you an insight into the incredible feat of engineering that it is. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for the cooler temperature at the bottom. Happy climbing.

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Thank thethreeamigos23
Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This here really not good for any family have a children, we had took some pics from there, nice views and fresh air. However, not inspired so much to visit.

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Thank alexis457
Glasgow
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking to the bottom of a well doesn't sound like a lovely day out and it isn't for the feint-hearted, especially claustrophobics. But an astonishing experience. Could do with more info for visitors but well worth the entrance fee....consider a pass for all of Orvieto's attractions.

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Thank Loskr
Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This place was amazing! It's crazy (and slightly scary) to walk down into the well, but it's definitely worth your time. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. It does get quite cold as you work your way down to the bottom. Definitely worth a stop.

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Thank Katie S
Mosta, Malta
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94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Hard to believe this engineering feat was accomplished without the modern machinery and technology. Truly stupendous. You go down one flight of steps and up through another set going just on top (or beneath) the other set.

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Thank Tonio C
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

They're not teenagers or young children. They're in between! (But I guess they act more like teenagers in that they're completely mobile and very interested in travel.)

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

You can get up here on a train from the town in the valley, as you come out of the train station turn left and you can walk through the gates and gain a wonderful view

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Do not miss a marvelous thing like this if you are visiting Orvieto. The Saint Patrick well built during the XVI century consists in two helical stairs that allow people descending and ascending the well without met. Well preserved and very popular is an astonishing experience.

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